Outside of the U.S. Air Force Academy, The University of Akron is the only institution in the United States that offers a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering. Our curriculum focuses on designing and building vehicles that fly, like rockets, satellites, and planes along with project management skills.
Freshman applying for admission into the aerospace systems engineering undergraduate program must meet the following requirements:
Advancing in your Aerospace Systems Engineering Program
We track your progress to make sure you are ready for the classes you take. As you progress through your classes, your status will be automatically updated so that you have access to the classes that you need, when you need them.
All students gain access to 300 and 400 level engineering classes once you:
Admissions process: Learn how our engineering admissions process works.
Deadlines: Review deadlines and important dates in the Office of Admissions.
Aerospace systems engineering is a specialized form of aerospace engineering that studies how the components of flight vehicles work together to create an efficiently functioning unit. It is unique from an Aerospace Engineering degree in that it teaches you aerospace engineering fundamentals, as well as project management skills. This equips you to move quickly into the role of a project manager and to eventually lead multidisciplinary teams.
“The opportunity to be on the Akronauts sold me. Designing and building a rocket and participating in NASA sponsored competitions sounded exciting. Team members have gone on to companies like Virgin Galactic, NASA, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman.”
—Jonathan Davis, majoring in Aerospace Systems Engineering
Individuals who graduate with a B.S. in Aerospace Systems Engineering from The University of Akron make on average a starting salary of $68,200. Our graduates are working at Meggitt, Lockheed Martin, and SpaceX, to name a few.
To finish this degree program, students must complete several required co-ops with corporations or governmental entities.
International students may not be able to participate in co-ops based on export control laws. Because co-ops are required, you will not be able to complete the degree program.
The Aerospace Systems Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, and has specific program educational objectives and student outcomes that prepare graduates to enter the professional practice of engineering.